You are a child of God. And nothing can ever change that—nothing you’ve done, nothing you’ve said — no questions, no problem, no weakness can change the heart of our Heavenly Father. God grades on the cross, not the curve.
When we focus too much on ourselves and what the world and others think about or value, we can lose our sense of awe and wonder at just how magnificent Jesus is. As we navigate this life we will quickly find that alone, we are not enough. But with Him and in Him, we have everything we need, because He is enough.
Jesus see’s you for who you truly are, a beloved child of God, and by walking in step with Him you will only continue to grow into a more loving and more God filled example of His goodness.
Within every single page of the Bible, you are told of exactly who you are. You are told that you are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14), the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13), worthy of being saved (Romans 5:8), more precious than rubies (Proverbs 3:15) and His chosen people (1 Peter 2:9). And because He has never once shown Himself to be anything but constant, you can rest assured knowing that even if you make a mistake, everything He says about you still holds true.
You are a child of God. The God who rises above all your problems. Above time and space. The God of all truth. No matter what you’re going through, you are secure in His Hand.
Today I want to remind you that your past doesn’t define you, your failures don’t define you, your circumstances don’t define you. As a child of the Most High God, you are royalty, and His Word is what defines you!
What if you take a couple of minutes every morning—before you leave the house—to say what God says about you? Make this declaration of faith. “I am blessed, I am prosperous, I am redeemed, forgiven, talented, creative, disciplined, focused, confident, secure, prepared, qualified, motivated, valuable, free, determined, equipped, empowered, anointed, accepted, and approved. Not average; not mediocre. I am a child of the Most High God.”
When you pray, “Our Father,” you’re saying, “God, I know who I am. I belong to You. You’re my Father. You created me; You love me; You care for me; You protect me; You favor me.” If you don’t know who you are, then the rest of this prayer is not going to be effective. You can’t ask in faith for the daily bread, the protection, the provision if you don’t know You’re His child.